Once upon a time — like, two days ago — Dr. Mehmet Oz decided to dispense his medical wisdom to the masses on Twitter:
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) November 11, 2014
Unfortunately for him, Dr. Oz’s name is synonymous with dubious medical advice, weight loss quackery, pseudoscience, and being yelled at by Senators for profiting off the desperate by selling products while making fraudulent medical claims. As a result, #OzsInbox was quickly hijacked by critics:
Can you go an entire show without saying the words "miracle," "toxin," and belly fat?" #OzsInbox
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) November 12, 2014
#OzsInbox I just read that my new detox regimen might be toxic. Can you recommend a detoxification to detoxify my toxins?
— Andrew Kniss (@WyoWeeds) November 12, 2014
— Big Smiffy (@Bigsmiffy438) November 13, 2014
#OzsInbox I just got my flu shot, when can I expect to develop autism?
— Ryen Smorczewski (@Smorz7IU) November 12, 2014
Can Twerking cure Pertussis? #OzsInbox
— Lipitor Charizard (@Spammyjazzhands) November 12, 2014
How do I tell the difference between "Flowery Language" and "Bullsh*t"? I'm confused.
— Pauli Ohukainen (@PauliOhukainen) November 13, 2014
— Greg Hinson (@ackdoc) November 12, 2014
— yousaidwhat (@yousaidwhat5) November 13, 2014
#OzsInbox is not having a good day. Maybe he should prescribe himself a miracle cure to make it go away.
— Brenden Prazner (@prazner) November 13, 2014
— Nathan Churney (@platypusosaurus) November 13, 2014
Sadly, Dr. Oz did not answer this question, which is actually a pretty legitimate, non-joke question:
#OzsInbox I read you used to be a respected cardiologist. What happened?
— Esta Lake (@fernologist) November 13, 2014
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